Back at Poco Havana Glasgow : Review

48a West Regent Street
G2 2RA Glasgow

Tel : 0141 353 6098
Website : www.pocohavana.com

A colourful, vibrant basement bar/restaurant featuring the best of Cuban, Mexican and Spanish cuisine. Mixed in with our sunshine-vibe cocktails, quality craft beers and eclectic mix of great tunes, our Poco Havana is the finest corner of Cuba in Glasgow

Visit Date : Saturday 4th January 2017

Most of you that have been following this blog know i’ve been to Poco Havana a few times, you can read my previous reviews here and here

I have been hitting the Glasgow restaurants very hard recently, and spent a little more than I wanted. When I recently came across an itison voucher that I purchased a while back, and noticed that it was expiring soon so I thought lets head back and use it for a cheap weekend dinner.

My voucher was for two mains, so I will still show the cost of the dishes so you know what they would have been.

Main Course :

Chipotle Pulled Pork Burrito 12″ £8.95 (normally but I had the voucher)
“FILLED WITH ZINGY CITRUS RICE, REFRIED BEANS, GRATED MONTEREY JACK CHEESE, SALSA, SOUR CREAM AND YOUR CHOICE OF FILLING IN A 10” OR 12” FLOUR TORTILLA”

This was the first time I have had a Burrito at Poco Havana, so I was looking forward to seeing how they did them and also how it tasted.

I know in my recent previous posts I said I would try and be more critical and not always say it was really good, well this was really really good. With every bite I had my mouth was bursting with flavour, and I could have easily had another.

Sorry I didn’t show how it looked inside, I was enjoying it too much it was finished before that thought pop’d in my head.

Cocktail :

Again I have had a few cocktails here in the past, so I decided to try something new.

Frozen Margarita/Daiquiri £13.50
“Sharing jugs of our classic Margaritas and Daiquiris”

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My girlfriend and I opted for the Mango one.

As you can see from the photo, you get a large amount since its a sharing jug. You get about 2 glasses full each from this, so its really worth the money.

Overall :

This was a very enjoyable visit, I felt very relaxed and enjoyed the food and cocktails.

Poco Havana have had a few deals on itison, so if you want to check it out but worries about trying somewhere new then this is the option for you.

The staff have always been very friendly and very helpful, and if you like burritos then you should check Poco Havana’s.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes and taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 4
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Poco Havana Bar & Cantina Glasgow : Review

48a West Regent Street
G2 2RA Glasgow

0141 353 6098

Visit Date : 20th August 2016

Poco Havana is another new restaurant that opened in Glasgow in 2016, it’s opening was March the 18th and you can find more details about them on Facebook, their website and why not follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

I had been recommended by the staff at Obu Pan Asian, and via their twitter account to try here so I finally did.

There are several Latin American restaurants in Glasgow e.g. Topolabamba and Las Iguanas are two I have already tried. If you want my thoughts on them send me a tweet and I will let you know.

First Impressions :

Poco Havana is a very cosy little restaurant, and has a very unique theme compared to the other latin american restaurants in Glasgow that I have tried. There is themed music playing and unlike Topolabamba it’s not too loud where you need to shout over it and everyone else in the restaurant. Having to shout over music in places is a big no, it kills your enjoyment of the meal and who you are with but here the level was perfect.

It had just enough atmosphere which was good, and was very relaxing. The staff were all very friendly, and the waitress this night was very helpful.

The Food :

I am not a big Latin American food person, so this style of food is not something I have on a regular basis but I do enjoy it when I have it. Tonight I decided to try several small plates, so I could sample a few dishes and then the next time order one small and one large.

HUARACHAS CON CHORIZO: A CORN MASSA SANDAL WITH A SPICY MIX OF CHORIZO AND POTATO, FINISHED WITH FRESH AVOCADO, CREMA AND CORIANDER £4.95

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This was very nice, everything about this just worked. It was a great portion size, and the flavours all complimented each other.

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PRAWN AND AVOCADO TOSTADAS: PAN FRIED PRAWNS WITH GARLIC AND CHILLI, WITH A PINEAPPLE AND AVOCADO SALSA ON FRIED MINI CORN TORTILLAS £5.95

For me this was just ok, I really don’t know what I was expecting. The flavours for me were interesting and did work, but I don’t know if I would try this again. The prawns were warm whereas the rest of the plate was cold, so I don’t know if that was it or that it was missing something. Please don’t let this put you off trying it, as this is my opinion remember.

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HOME MADE TORTILLA CHIPS AND GUACAMOLE: GUACAMOLE MADE FRESH TO ORDER, SERVED WITH OUR HOME MADE CORN TORTILLAS £4.50

This was a small plate, but wow its bigger than some of the other Latin American restaurants large plates. Out of all the tortilla chips I have tried, I really enjoyed this one the most and could have easily gone another plate but that would have just been too greedy after all the other ones.

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Churros with rock salt and lemon sorbet. The churros were heavier and harder than expected as I have tried churros in many restaurants, but they were nice and the sorbet was really really good. I would have this again when I return.

Overall :

Overall for me this was a very good first time, the food, service etc all were very good and I had a nice time and nice meal. Would I go back? Yes, I would as Poco had for me the best parts of both Topolabamba and Las Iguanas, nice food, music just right level and good relaxing atmosphere.

The Rating for this visit (out of 5) :

  • Service : *****
  • Menu Choice : ****
  • Taste : ****
  • Overall : ****